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ASHRAE HVAC Equipment Life Expectancy Chart


ASHRAE is the industry organization that sets the standards and guidelines for most HVAC-R equipment. They have published a chart that lists estimated life expectancy for various HVAC equipment.

Complete the form below to download the ASHRAE chart of HVAC Equipment Life Expectancy. The chart includes a list of median life expectancy for the following types of equipment:

  • air conditioners
  • heat pumps
  • boilers
  • burners
  • furnaces
  • unit and radiant heaters
  • air terminals
  • air washers
  • ductwork
  • dampers
  • fans
  • coils
  • heat exchangers
  • reciprocating compressors
  • packaged chillers
  • cooling towers
  • air-cooled and evaporative condensers
  • insulation
  • pumps
  • reciprocating engines
  • steam turbines
  • electric motors and motor starters
  • electric transformers
  • controls
  • valve actuators

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 55,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. For additional info about ASHRAE, please visit


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